The school employs a trained nurse whose primary role is to support student learning by ensuring the health and safety of our students. The nurse is located in the health office in the Administration Building. Nurses are available from 7:15 am to 5:15 pm on school days.
The school nurses’ responsibilities include:
Providing acute, chronic and emergency care as per parents or doctors advice
Assessing student health status; health appraisals
Activities and education to promote health and safety
Identifying problems and making referrals
School/community/health care provider liaison
The signature of parents/legal guardians is required to provide consent for the school to seek medical assistance in the case of an emergency. It is our school policy to call a parent immediately if a child requires urgent medical assistance. In cases, when direct contact with a parent is not possible, ABA will transport the student to one of the following hospitals - Khoula, Muscat Private and/or Royal Hospital. The cost of any medical consultation or treatment is the responsibility of the parents, although any medication or treatment given by the school nurse is free of charge.
All parents of students enrolling in ABA are required to complete the Student Health Record and provide documented proof of immunizations.
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BEing ON CAMPUS PROTOCOL - Students, Families and staff
Prepared with guidance from the Ministry of Health and Ministry of Education and is accurate as of May 9th, 2021.
The following guidelines are for students and their family members and all those employed by ABA. ABA will always adhere to the Ministry of Health and Ministry of Education guidelines; however, to further ensure the safety of our community, we have implemented additional criteria for returning to campus that are specific to both ABA campuses.
HAVE SYMPTOMS: WHAT TO DO?
Any ABA Community member who displays respiratory or abdominal symptoms is not permitted on campus. If any family member experiences any of the symptoms below, please keep all household members at home and notify the school. If, during school hours, the teacher or any other staff member witnesses any of these symptoms in your child, your child and their siblings will be sent home immediately.
Fever over 37.5 degrees Celsius
Runny nose, redness in eyes and/or sneezing
Sore throat and/or cough
Body pain and/or fatigue
Stomach pain, diarrhoea and/or nausea
If a student displays symptoms: Please email each class teacher and the school nurse (email@example.com) to provide an overview of the situation, and they will help guide you on the next steps.
If you are a parent: Please email the Nurse (firstname.lastname@example.org) to provide an overview of the situation, and they will help guide you on the next steps for you and your family.
If you are a staff member: Please email your Principal and the Nurse (email@example.com) to provide an overview of the situation, and they will help guide you on the next steps.
AT HOME WITH SYMPTOMS: WHAT TO DO?
Parents and staff must observe all family members for symptoms for no less than 48 hours. If they are symptom-free during these 48 hours, the staff member, student and siblings can return to school after receiving approval from the School Nurse.
Should anyone test positive, all household members must also stay at home until the parents/helper/siblings test result is negative or have obtained a medical clearance certificate from your doctor. A 14-day quarantine is expected from the day of testing.
RETURNING TO CAMPUS AFTER A POSITIVE TEST: WHAT TO DO?
All ABA Community members must submit either of the two documents for all family members before returning to school if they have tested positive for COVID-19. The 14-day quarantine period must have been completed as well.
A medical note from a doctor indicating that you can safely return to work OR
A negative PCR test certificate
At any point, if you are unsure about our expectations, please contact our Nurse (firstname.lastname@example.org).